Jordan Reeves Department alum Jordan Reeves has gone on to success in NYC as a Community Manager for TED-Ed. Now he returns to Alabama as one of 16 speakers at the March 1 TEDxBirmingham conference. Read more about Jordan here -- and find out how to watch the TEDxBirmingham events on streaming video here ...
alanaOkay, she wasn't a Theatre major, but we still claim Alana Jordan as one of our own after her stellar turns in Lysistrata and The Rocky Horror Show.  So we're proud she's now starring in the film Sex, Marriage and Infidelity in New York, currently filming in Houston and New York...

Theresa Robbins DudeckTheresa Robbins Dudeck, Ph.D. (Theatre UAB 1992) has been working for years on the definitive biography of groundbreaking director Keith Johnstone, and her efforts have paid off -- the book is now out from Bloomsbury and is available worldwide.

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Audra YokleyCongratulations to Department alum Audra Yokley, who has accepted an offer to become the Development Associate of Foundation Relations at Chicago Opera Theater. The company prides itself on producing new and/or rare works, such as Verdi's Joan of Arc the rarely-performed Macbeth opera. We're happy for the Chicago theatre scene; this will mean Audra will have more opportunities to act on their stages!

Vessela WarnerUniversity of Illinois Press announces the publication of International Women Stage Directors -- which features articles by our own Associate Professor Dr. Vessela Warner.

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Ali Ribe for Art-Felt Appeal We seem to have a lot of students landing jobs as models these days. Here's current Department major Ali Ribe modeling the limited edition Valentine's Day shirt for the apparel line Art-felt Appeal.

Britt Rentschler in "Instant Mom" in NickelodeonDepartment alum Britt Rentschler (seen here in her role as party girl "Holly" on the NickMom TV series "Instant Mom") was featured as "Elena Markov" in a recent episode of the hit ABC TV series Castle.  For a while at least, you can still see the episode on the ABC site.

Lauren Lippeatt Department alum Lauren Lippeatt, seen here on the cover of Fit & Well Magazine, returns to her alma mater on occasion to lead discussions on the positive effects of yoga on mental health. She'll also lead a Women's Empowerment Workshop on April 12th off-campus --get the details here.

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Gregg MichealsDepartment alum Gregg Micheals may have broken some kind of record: he'll appear in twelve film/TV projects filmed this year and the next.

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abovethelineOn September 28th, the latest crop of Theatre UAB student films was revealed to a packed house in the 2013 Above the Line Film Festival. Many of those involved received awards above and beyond the applause of the audience:

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Katie Hines: the EPIf you saw our 2008 production of Cabaret, you already know Department alum Katie Hines has a lovely voice. Now you can get her first album thanks to iTunes here. We expect to hear much more from Katie in the future!
Luke Harlan The triumphs keep coming for Department alum Luke Harlan! Culturequake just named HONKY, the show Luke directed earlier in NYC this year, as one of the Ten Best of Off-Off Broadway -- in fact it's on the list as #1!

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RenitaEvery good performer will agree that listening is crucial skill -- and Renita Lewis can probably teach us all a thing or two about it!  She spent part of the summer receiving special training in listening ... and much more. Read all about her nine-day adventure here ...
Andrea FrankleThe comedy film THE HOT FLASHES opened in July, with an impressive roster of stars -- including Theatre UAB alum Andrea Frankle. This is only the latest of a long string of theatrical and screen successes for Andrea since her days with us. Longtime fans of Theatre UAB still speak highly of her Maggie in our production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. We can't wait to see her in this film!